Join Holmes, on his first ever mystery.
Using your wit and your best detective skills you must uncover the mystery behind the murder of Lord Harrington at Chapel Gate Manor.
Solve the puzzles, link the clues and uncover the murderer. Elementary, I think not!
SHERLOCK - THE GRAND DEBUT Can be played from a single location or multiple locations using video chat. Suitable for 1-6 players.
HOW DOES THE GAME FORMAT WORKThe Laboratory is a fully digitalised online game based around one of our retired physical rooms. No GM, no live avatar, no need to book a fixed time etc. which can be played by 1-6 players in one location or multiple locations. The games are fully playable by the whole team together, and you can share the link to your game with your friends and family, that you would like to join you in the game. Once you’ve purchased a game, you will be emailed a link to your game. You can start your game whenever you like from that point on, no matter what time or day. Once you start your game, you have 72 hours to complete the game, and can play in more than one session if you prefer. Once the game has started, anyone who joins in will join you at the point that you’ve got up to. You can all move around independently, and see each other’s cursors making their way around the room, so you know what everyone is up to. Spin the dials on the padlocks, move around the room opening drawers and cupboards and discovering hidden items as though you were really there. Via your communication platform, you can point things out to each other and work together in real time, just as if you were in the room in person. For multiplayer where players are in different locations, then the the team should set up a Zoom or Skype chat with the other players. There is a hint/support system within the game that covers hints for each puzzle.
DO WE NEED TO BE IN THE SAME LOCATIONYou can play from one room, several rooms in same household, or with different people in different locations. Players can communicate and see each other using a video call application e.g. Zoom, Skype (not part of the product).
WHAT ARE THE HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTSThe game is best played on a desktop computer or laptop. The bigger the screen the better. Tablets and mobile phones can be used but can be more fiddly and prone to issues.
HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN PLAYSuitable for 1 – 6 Players. We recommend a maximum of 6 players as this is a digitalised version of our original game optimised for this amount of players. You can have more players but this will reduce the fun and also start to cause confusion within the room due to too many people. For more than 6 players we strongly suggest purchasing more games.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE RECOMMENDATIONSuitable for all ages. Obviously, all children and adults have differing skills, abilities etc so is up for your own choice.
CAN WE PLAY HEAD TO HEADIf you want to compete, then sure, you just buy yourself more than one game and time each other to see whom completes first. You could also set a time penalty rule for each Hint used. This would obviously need you to be honest with each other :)
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO USE THE CODE AND PLAY THE GAME BYWhen you purchase this game, you will be sent an email and a link to your game. You can choose to play the game whenever you want. You can start your game whenever you like from that point on, no matter what time or day. Once you start your game you have 72 hours to complete the game and can play in more than one session if you prefer.
ARE GAME CODES REFUNDABLEUnfortunately game codes once generated cannot be refunded. Please remember, once game is started, make sure game is completed within 72 hours.